Monday, August 29, 2016

Merry Christmas


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another Christmas Card. 

For the mosaic background I used a new die from Ultimate Crafts. I die cut the mosaic background five times using gold, red, dark red, green and dark green cardstock. I then attached the gold background outline to a piece of cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. I then paper pieced squares from the other four colored backgrounds.

I decided to make the mosaic a feature of the card rather than cover it up and then added the new A Way with Words "Merry Christmas" sentiment to the bottom of the card.


Paper: Red; Dark Red; Green; Dark Green; Gold
Dies: A Way with Words Merry Christmas   Elizabeth Craft Designs; Mosaic Background - Ultimate Crafts
Other: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Lorikeet


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with a couple of new dies from Ultimate Crafts which I got recently. For the Stained Glass Rainbow Lorikeet image, I die cut from black ink and then adhered it to a piece of white card that was covered with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I then covered the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and colored the image with Copics.

For the background, I die cut the Oil Paint Background twice from black card that again had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back and adhered that to the green cardstock.

Paper: White; Black; Green; Blue
Dies: Stained Glass Rainbow Lorikeet; Oil Paint Background - Ultimate Crafts
Other: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Merry Little Christmas


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Jessie Rone, finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Apparently all Jessie's favorite holidays are coming up, so why not get a jump on one of them!! Make a card for one of the many holidays coming up, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Hanukkah!! 

One of my friends gave me an adorable set of stamps which contained this cute reindeer which I thought would work well for a Christmas card. I decided to create an Accordion Card using the Ring Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used the pine tree edge from the Outdoor Edges die set to create the background of the two pages with the deer. I die cut the edges onto white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the snow areas with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and the trees with Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter. 

I stamped a Christmas sentiment from Papertrey Ink onto the centre page.




Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. It is always good to get another Christmas card made at this time of year to add to my stash.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Danielle Vincent (August Guest Designer)
Alexis Crossland-Smith (August Guest Designer)


Stamps: Critters in the Snow - Lawn Fawn; Instant Photo Holidays - Papertrey Ink
Paper: White; Pink; Brown; Gingerbread DP - Craft Smith; Dots & Stripes Christmas Collection DP - Echo Park; Santa DP - FabScraps
Dies: Ring Accordion; Outdoor Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Critters in the Snow - Lawn Fawn
Other ECD Products: Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Friday, August 26, 2016

Christmas Greetings


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. It's the 25th August today (26th if you are reading this on my blog not the ECD blog) which means it is only 4 months until Christmas, so for my project today I have a Christmas card to share with you using some of the new release products from Joset Designs and A Way with Words as well as two of the new Silk Microfine Glitter colors.

Down in Australia where I live Christmas is in the middle of summer, so no sweaters for us. But if you live in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere it definitely is a time to pull out those sweaters. 

For my card today I used a masking technique using the release sheet from the adhesive tape and Silk Microfine Glitter that Els shared with us on a Technique Friday video a few weeks ago. You may want to check out Els' video to get even more ideas what you can do with this technique.

Here's how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of light blue cardstock so it measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches so you have a 5 1/2 inch square top fold card.
  • Using the second largest die from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a piece of designer paper.
  • Using the largest die from the Dotted Scallop Squares die set, die cut a piece of red cardstock.
  • Layer the two pieces together and adhere to the front of the light blue folded card.
2. Counting from the centre die, use the 5th die from the Stitched Circles die set and die cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Counting from the centre die, use the 5th die from the Dotted Scallop Circles die set to die cut a piece of red cardstock.
  • Layer the two pieces together and attach to the top left hand corner of the card using foam tape.

3. From the Winter Sweater die set die cut the following:
  • (1) Sweater from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • (1) set of Sweater Trim from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front..
  • (9) Snowflakes from saved release sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.
Also die cut the following:
  • (1) A Way with Words Cozy sentiment from the saved release sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape.



4. Remove the release sheet from each of the Sweater Trim pieces and cover the adhesive with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Turn down the release sheet from the collar and cuffs of the sweater and attach the glittered sweater trim to sweater.
  • Remove the release sheet completely from the sweater and place the word "Cozy" to the adhesive so it is towards the top of the sweater.
  • Now place the snowflakes around the remaining adhesive area using the photo above as a guide.
  • Place the sweater release sheet back over the sweater and rub all over to ensure that all the "release sheet masks" are attached to the adhesive. Remove the release sheet.


5. Cover the remaining adhesive area of the sweater with Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter. Carefully brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Remove the "Cozy" release sheet from the sweater and cover the adhesive area with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Next remove all the snowflake release sheet pieces and cover the adhesive areas with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Attach the sweater at a slight angle on the layered circle on front of card using foam tape.
6. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock which is approximately 1 inch x 2 7/8 inches.
  • Stamp the sentiment "Christmas Greetings" from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set onto the white cardstock using black ink so that the sentiment is close to the right side edge.
  • Cut a "V" into the left hand side of card.
  • Cut a piece of red cardstock 1 1/8 inches x 3 inches.
  • Layer the white cardstock to the red cardstock and cut out a "V" so that it matches the border around the rest of the panel.
  • Adhere sentiment to lower right hand side of card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Winter Sweater
A Way with Words - Cozy
Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Scraps of Release sheet from Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Other: 
Inks - Black
Cardstock - Light Blue; Red
Designer Paper - Carta Bella Bundled Up 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Die Cutting Machine





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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lavender & Peppermint


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Apparently Monday 29th August is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, make a card with an herb or plant on it. I know we have lots of followers who love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. 

I wasn't sure if I had any herb stamps, but then I remembered some I had from my early days on the MFT Stamps Design Team so I was able to dig those out to use on my card. As you can see I have created an Accordion Card using the Oval Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also added the corners from the Oval Landscape Accordion die set on all the pages of my card. 




Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Annie LaPointe Lavender; Annie LaPointe Peppermint - MFT Stamps; Special Birthday - Hero Arts
Paper: White; Lavender; Enchanted DP - Kaisercraft; Secret Garden Roses DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Oval Accordion; Oval Landscape Accordion (Corners) - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Snappy Birthday



Hi everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I do each month with a couple of friend of mine. Each month we get together to share ideas and have fun. This time round our challenge was to use any of Karen Burniston's Character dies to create our cards.



The character I selected to use for this challenge is Rocky the Crab. I created a Pop Up card using the Anita Frames Pop Up card die set.

I decorated the left side of my card using the Palm Tree from the Palm Tree and Pail die set. On the right hand side I added Rocky, I added the crown from the Anita Frames Pop Up which makes him a king crab, right!

I added the sentiment by mixing a number of different sentiments from one stamp set to get the word Snappy from Happy and Congratulations ... the ns at the end of the word turned upside down worked well for the SN.




For the front of my card I added another Rocky the Crab this time wearing the snorkel from the Props  3 die set. The sun is from the Oval Pull Card die set.


Stamps: Airplane Greetings - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Orange; Red; Yellow; Beach Therapy  Get Away DP - Bo Bunny; Sand DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Anita Frames Pop Up; Rocky the Crab; Palm Tree and Pail; Beach Edges; Oval Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Wild Honey Distress Ink; Ground Espresso Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink;   Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Foam Tape





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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Anniversary


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing an Anniversary I created. For this card I have used the A Way with Words Happy Anniversary sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have layered 4 words on top of each other to give it extra height. On the top layer I die cut the word with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the top and then covered the adhesive with Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter.

For the background I used a background die from Ultimate Crafts, which is layered onto squares using Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Squares and Dotted Scallop Squares.




Paper: Lilac; Dark Lilac; Purple
Dies: Happy Anniversary; Fitted Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Art Deco Grandeur Background - Ultimate Crafts
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter




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Monday, August 22, 2016

August 2016 Pop It Ups Designer Challenge #2


Welcome to our second Pop It Ups challenge for August. This time round, Shelly issues the challenge which is 'Girly or Ghouly' - think pretty, shabby, feminine or French or Halloween creations.

As you can see by looking at my card above I decided to go 'Girly and French'.


For my card I used the Anita Frames Pop Up die set for the base of my card. This is such a fun style of card to create.

 I added the Paris Edges to each side of my card and along the very edge of the card added a Pink/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker. I also added the Eiffel Tower from the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card which I die cut from cardstock which had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covered the adhesive with Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter. 

On the labels on the centre of the card I added sentiments and the Eiffel Tower image from the Just a Note Clear Stamp set.


For the front of the card I have again used the Paris Edges on either side of the designer paper. I also added more of the Pink/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Sticker along the edge of the designer paper.

To finish off my card I added another Eiffel Tower from the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card  which also has the Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter. 

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (now online only).

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Tuesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.

Stamps: Just a Note Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Paris DP - FabScraps
Dies: Anita Frames; Paris Edges; Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Pink/Silver Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers; Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Celebrate


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing with a few leftover frames of the Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals from Elizabeth Craft Designs. This card is similar to another card I created earlier in the year but not exactly the same, I used a different sentiment and also different layers of the frame. The white oval from the Stitched Ovals die set fits inside the frame perfectly, giving you even more layering options :).

The A Way with Words Celebrate word was die cut with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then cover with Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter.


Paper: White; Aqua; Teal; Dots & Stripes DP - Echo Park
Dies: Stitched Ovals; Stitched Rectangles; Dotted Scallop Rectangles; Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Ovals; A Way with Words Celebrate - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter




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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Merry Christmas



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Jessie Rone, continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month, it is time for a sketch challenge.







For my card today I am using one of the new Mittens die set designed by Joset Designs for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I die cut the overlay image in red and green and the solid mitten in white which had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the top. I adhered the red mitten to the solid layer and inlaid some of the pieces from the green mitten. I then used Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the adhesive which was still showing.




For the inside of my card I used the Merry Christmas Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

I added the Stitched Circles and Dotted Scallop Circles for the sentiment. The sentiment is from Joset Designs new Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set. At the top and bottom edges of the card I added one of the borders from the Bead Strings die set.



Here is a view of my card at an angle so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Danielle Vincent (August Guest Designer)
Alexis Crossland-Smith (August Guest Designer)



Stamps: Winter Sentiments Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - ECD; Yellow; Green; Red; White Christmas Winter Mittens DP - We R Memory Keepers
Dies: Winter Mittens; Winter Sweater (sml snowflake); Snowflakes; Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles; Dotted Scalloped Circles; Bead Strings - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Snowflakes Embossing Folder; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Friday, August 19, 2016

Love


Hi everyone,

About a month ago I posted a Pinwheel Card to my blog where I created a glittered background to the card using the Beaded Circle Die set on the adhesive. You can see my card with tutorial on how I did that technique here.

I created a couple of backgrounds when I was playing with this technique so today I am sharing another card I created using another of the backgrounds I created that day.

To decorate my card I used Joset Designs new Birds die set along with the A Way with Words - Love sentiment. All pieces were die cut using White Soft Finish Cardstock and colored using Copic Markers.



Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock; Pink; Purple
Dies: Birds; A Way with Words Love; Beaded Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter; Diva Silk Microfine Glitter; Violet Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Super Birthday



Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently Tomorrow is Liz's birthday, as it is Bill Clinton, and in honor of Orville Wright (who also shares this birthday with Liz), Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day. I thought it would be fun to hunt down an image of something man has made fly in the air. It might be an airplane, helicopter, rocket, jet, or hot air balloon. If none of these are available to you, how about a kite or a simple birthday balloon? Our bonus can be to make it a birthday card!!! 



Now I confess that I have gone a tiny bit off brief for this week's challenge (sorry Liz!) ... but when I was thinking about the challenge and things that fly, I couldn't help but think about one of the new dies I purchased a month or two ago the Flying Hero. Of course it looks a like Superman and I thought of the saying that used to intro the tv show way back when ... "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!" as I have been wanting to play with this die I decided to use that for my card this week. But just so that I am not completely off brief ... if you look at the top right hand corner there is a plane in the air :)

As you can see I have again used the Twist Circle Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I seem to have been using this die set for the last few CCEE challenges, but I am having sooooooo much fun with it and it really suited this die set.

I turned the circle into a moon and used the Stage It Stencil - Petite Flourish to create the moon craters (I kept moving the stencil after sponging with ink, to get the cratered look).

I added the City Scape along the lower edge of the card.

I do at least earn bonus points for my card this week as I did make it a birthday card, adding the sentiment to the top left hand corner.



For the front of my card I added another City Scape and also added the Simply Super Shield.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Superheroes - Frantic Stamper Inc.
Paper: White; Black; Yellow; Letters to Santa Paper Pack - Papermania
Dies: Twist Circle Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Circles; Fitted Squares - ECD; Flying Hero; Pow, Zap, Bam; Simply Super Shield - Frantic Stamper Inc.; City Scape; Solid City Scape; You Move Me - MFT Stamps;
Other: Versamark Ink; Pumice Stone Distress Ink;  Stage It Stencil Petite Flourish - ECD; White Embossing Ink; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Merry Christmas



Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on how to create the card above using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Elizabeth Craft Designs recently released 21 new colors of Silk Microfine Glitter, so for my card today I am using 3 of the brand new colors. I have also used the Christmas Tree die from the Holiday Charms sentiments from Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups Collection and the new Merry Christmas from Suzanne Cannon's A Way with Words Collection.

Here's how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of white cardstock which measures 3 3/4 inches x 5 7/16 inches. 
  • Cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet approximately 5 inches square. Position the Adhesive sheet onto the cardstock without removing the protective backing so that you can work out roughly were you want the Adhesive to go. You will be positioning the Adhesive Sheet at an angle so it only will be adhered to one half of the card.
  • Without removing the Adhesive Sheet turn the card stock over and roughly mark the edge of the card.
  • Cut the Adhesive Sheet so it is just slightly larger than where you will be adhering onto the card.
  • Remove the protective backing from one side of the Adhesive Sheet and adhere to the card as per photo above.


2. Remove the protective backing from the Adhesive Sheet attached on the card and cover the adhesive with a piece of lace which is large enough to cover all the adhesive. Place protective backing sheet back over the lace and press down firmly to ensure that the glitter does not go where it should.
  • Pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive, brush off excess and and return glitter to the jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger. (Note: before removing the lace from the adhesive ensure there is no glitter on the card under the lace which may end up on the adhesive).
  • Remove the lace and cover the adhesive which is remaining with Light Gold Silk Microfine Glitter.  Brush off excess and and return glitter to the jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
3. Cut a piece of scrap card that is large enough to fit the Christmas Tree included in the Holiday Charms die set. Adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.
  • Die Cut the Christmas Tree using die cutting machine.
  • Lift up the protective backing from the trunk of the Christmas Tree and cover this adhesive with Chocolate Silk Microfine Glitter.  Brush off excess and and return glitter to the jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Remove the protective backing from the Christmas Tree and cover the adhesive with Go To Green Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and and return glitter to the jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Decorate the Christmas Tree using Gold/Silver and Red/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers. 
  • Thread a piece of gold thread through the hole in the charm and adhere the charm to the top left hand corner of the card using foam tape.
4. Layer the white card to a piece of gold cardstock that measures 4 inches x 5 11/16 inches.
  • Cut a piece of red cardstock that measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 3/4 inches. Fold along the 11 3/4 inch side at 5 3/4 inches to create a top folding card. Layer white card to red folded card.

5. Cut a piece of white card that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front, that is large enough to cut the A Way with Words Merry Christmas. Die cut sentiment.
  • Remove the protective backing from the sentiment and cover the adhesive with Go To Green Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and and return glitter to the jar. Polish the glitter into the adhesive using your finger.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the lower part of the card as per photo above.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
A Way with Words - Merry Christmas 2

Other:
Cardstock - White; Gold; Red
Lace
Gold Cord
Die Cutting Machine













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